Planning, organisation, education, triage and research in immediate medical care: an introduction

  • J. F. Baskett
Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)


Immediate medical care may mean different things to different people. For the purposes of this chapter, immediate medical care shall be considered as extending from the time of injury or onset of acute illness until such time as the patient is delivered to specialist definitive care. This period covers the prehospital phase and the reception and initial management of the patient in the admitting area or emergency room of the hospital.


Major Incident Emergency Medical System Medical Care Service Emergency Medical Technician Universal Emergency 


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